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Auli Uttarakhand

Situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand with the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayas, Auli is a famous hill station welcoming travelers from across the country throughout the year. The name Auli means ‘meadows’ which is given to the town because of its topography, the hill station is nestled on slopes and has far-fetching meadows that are a delight to the eyes.The small yet exquisite town of Auli was originally developed as a paramilitary base but now is India’s premier ski resort destination which is popular among tourists and professionals alike.

Nestled at 2800 meters and enveloped by acres of oak and coniferous forests, Auli offers stunning panoramic views of some of India’s highest peaks. It is also the gateway to Nanda Devi peak and the Valley of Flowers National Park along with the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara and popular trekking destinations like GorsonBugyal, Pangerchulla Summit, and Tapovan.

Camping in Auli

Auli in the heart of Himalayas offer a great experience of quality skiing, trekking, and camping in one of the finest natural environments. After a day full of adventure activities, relax in the comfortable camping tents with all the amenities and enjoy the 180-degree view of the Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Neelkanth. Camping in Auli presents you with once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the diverse topography of the Himalayan town with the snow covered peaks that offer a peaceful vibe.

You will get a range of options from budget to luxury swiss tents with all the modern facilities from fresh food to warm water available. Camping in the midst of the tranquil nature will rejuvenate your body and mind far away from the hustle-bustle of life.

Camping Spots

  • Auli Adventure Camps – The camp will provide a host of activities like trekking, might treks, and rock climbing to make your trip memorable. The camp is located near mountain Rover Resort and are known for very comfortable accommodation with hot and cold-water supply with delicious food and daily bon fire.
  • Price: INR2500/night

  • Auli Woods Camp – This is one of the first luxury Auli Camping that not only offers a great stay but also allows you a magnificent view of the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Nestled amidst the Pine and Cedar trees, this campsite will take you out from your monotonous life and organize adventure activities apart from offering all the modern facilities with furniture, warm water, food, and lodging.
  • Price: INR9700/night

  • Chardham Camps Joshimath – Offer one of the best and stunning campsites in the region, Chardham Camps will get you close to nature and rejuvenate your senses. The camp tents have all the basic amenities and luxury options are also available with attached bathrooms along with travel desk, doctor on call, multi-cuisine dining, and parking.
  • Price: INR2400

  • Himalayan Eco-Lodge and Camps: Camps with spectacular panorama and a scenery that one would fall in love with. The rooms have all basic and modern amenities with attached bathrooms and balcony where you can sit and witness the breathtaking view while sipping your tea.

    Price: INR2500

Things to Carry

If you ae camping on our own, then you should carry the following things:

  • A tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Fire starting materials.
  • Utility knifes.
  • Rope
  • Water packs for cooking and cleaning
  • Instant food and snacks
  • Hand sanitizer and soaps
  • Hiking equipment
  • Emergency medicine
  • Backpack and torchlight

Places to Visit in Auli

  • GursoBugyal: Perched at an elevation of 3056m, GursonBugyal is an exquisite wide meadow known for its lush green prairie land and oak trees while also offering a majestic view of the Himalayan peaks. A 3km trek from Auli will bring you to this picturesque location.
  • KwaniBugyal: Another camping and trekking destination of Auli, KwaniBugyal has located 12km from GursoBugyal and offers mesmerizing sights of Nanda Devi and Dunagiri peaks and serves as a camping site as well.
  • View Points in Auli: Although the surrounding hills can be viewed from all directions in Auli, the stunning panoramic views are even more astonishing when seen from a certain height. The Hanuman Temple here which is believed to be the place where Hanuman rested in his quest to find Sanjeevani, is a popular viewing point from where you can see the mighty peaks as well as the artificial lake of Auli.
  • SildharTapovan: Located 15km from Auli, this is a small village known for natural hot-water spring and temple.
  • Trishul Peak: The three Himalayan Mountain peaks of western Kumaun forms the Trishul Peak and stand at a height of 7120m. It is the place where skiing is carried out at a professional level and numerous visitors gather to enjoy the sport.
  • Auli Artificial Lake: Sit beside the highest artificial lake in the world surrounded by lush green slopes, picture-perfect environment, and is accessible via a cable car.

Best Time to Visit Auli for Camping

The best time to camp in the picturesque destination of Auli is in the summers as the temperature is pleasant but still not very hot like in the cities. The best months would be from April to June and then in October to mid-November. Winters are very harsh with snowfall and monsoons bring heavy rainfall.

How to Reach

  • By Air: Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport from Auli located in Dehradun at 286km which is well-connected to flights from all over India. Buses and taxis are available from the Dehradun bus station to Auli.
  • By Rail: The nearest railway station to Auli is in Rishikesh at 264km and another one is in Dehradun at approx. 300km. The railway station is frequented by tarins from all over India and buses and taxis are available to complete the journey.
  • By Road: Auli is well-connected by motorable roads from major places in Uttarakhand. Public and private buses are available to reach Auli and you can also take your own vehicle or a cab to reach the destination.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is it safe to camp in Auli?

Yes, camping in Auli is considered very safe as everything takes place in a protected environment. All the adventure activities are done under expert tour guides and even children are allowed to camp with their parents.

When can we go for camping in Auli?

Camping in Auli is allowed during summers and winters and is not allowed during the monsoons because of heavy rain.

Does Auli have internet?

All major network providers offer good connectivity in Auli. However, if you go for skiing in the higher areas, you might get very low network or no network at all.

Which month does snow falls in Auli?

During the months of December to March it snows heavily in Auli and becomes a paradise for the adventure enthusiasts.

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